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Celebrities Come Together to Fight Pediatric AIDS
Date:6/9/2009

Star-studded Event with Concert by Miley Cyrus at the 20th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Picnic Sponsored by Disney to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities helped create a generation free of HIV at the 20th annual A Time For Heroes Family Picnic, held June 7 in Los Angeles in support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. More than 80 of Hollywood's best-known names volunteered their time as "heroes" working carnival-style game booths and interacting with guests and families. Drawn from the worlds of film, television, fashion, sports and music were such attendees as Heidi Klum, Mark Wahlberg, Dwyane Wade, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Tony Hawk among many others. The day was topped off with a musical performance by superstar and Disney recording artist Miley Cyrus. The fun-filled day combined play with purpose as guests also learned about the Foundation's 20-year history of battling pediatric AIDS and helping children and families around the world. The event raised more than $1.3 million for the fight against pediatric AIDS.

Kids and families were dazzled with many activities and surprises including:

  • An incredible concert performance by Miley Cyrus and her full band on the main stage
  • The Disney "UP" Storytelling area where carnival attendees were read to by celebrities and special guests such as Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Melissa Joan Hart, Henry Winkler and Selena Gomez
  • A Disney Channel Backstage area where guests were given the full star treatment
  • The Disney-Pixar "Toy Story" area, where guests experienced the secret life of toys
  • Becoming fashion designers at the Michael Stars Tee Shirt Customization Station
  • Soap making at Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day area
  • Denim decorating with 77kids
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